Policy Study

Delaware Ranks 19th Overall in Highway Performance and Cost-Effectiveness

Delaware’s best rankings are rural arterial pavement condition (1st), urban Interstate pavement condition (12th), deficient bridges (13th) and capital-bridge disbursements per mile (13th).

Delaware's Rankings in the
23rd Annual Highway Report

CategoryRank
total-disbursements-per-mile
Total Disbursements Per Mile
27
capital-bridge-disbursements-per-mile
Capital & Bridge Disbursements Per Mile
13
maintenance-disbursements-per-mile
Maintenance Disbursements Per Mile
35
administrative-disbursements-per-mile
Administrative Disbursements Per Mile
32
rural-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Rural Interstate Pavement Condition
NA**
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-narrow-lanes
Rural Arterial Pavement Condition
1
rural-other-principal-arterial-percent-poor-condition
Narrow Rural Arterial Lanes
23
urban-interstate-percent-poor-condition
Urban Interstate Pavement Condition
12
urbanized-area-congestion-peak-hours-spent-in-congestion-per-auto-commuter
Urbanized Area Congestion*
37
bridges-percent-deficient
Deficient Bridges
13
fatality-rate-per-100-million-vehicle-miles-of-travel
Fatality Rates
34

Delaware's Performance In Recent Annual Highway Reports

Delaware ranks 19th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation.

Delaware ranks 34th in fatality rate, 13th in deficient bridges, 12th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 37th in urbanized area congestion.

On spending, Delaware ranks 27th in total disbursements per mile and 32nd in administrative disbursements per mile.

Delaware’s best rankings are rural arterial pavement condition (1st), urban Interstate pavement condition (12th), deficient bridges (13th) and capital-bridge disbursements per mile (13th).

Delaware’s worst rankings are urbanized area congestion (37th) and maintenance disbursements per mile (35th).

Delaware’s state-controlled highway mileage makes it the 40th largest system.